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Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2018

1 - 4 November, 2018

1 - 4 November, 2018


Call for Abstracts

We are now inviting interested parties to submit abstract for oral and poster presentation. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstract for presentation in any of the areas listed in the section of suggested topics. All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically. The format of the abstract is listed as follows.

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Format

Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Awards

The Committee will select the best poster presented during the conference, as well as the best oral presentation. The winners will be awarded a certificate.

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Keynotes

The HKSHS 2018 organizing committee is pleased to announce the following distinguished keynote speakers to give plenary talks at the conference:


Keynote Speaker
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Dr Tricia McCabe

Keynote Title:
Ultrasound for assessment and treatment of speech and swallowing in children and adults.

Speaker:
Dr Tricia McCabe
Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney

Abstract:
Ultrasound imaging is an emerging technology which can be used to see natural tongue movement inside the mouth. These images can then be used to both assess speech and swallowing in real-time without risk to the patient or clinician. It can also be used to provide biofeedback to patients on their performance and therefore improve outcomes for these patients. This keynote address will review the literature, report on recent developments and suggest ways in which clinicians can incorporate ultrasound into their treatment planning.

Speaker Biography:
Dr Tricia McCabe CPSP is Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney. Tricia has published more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles, supervised more than 20 research students, and has had $3.6 million in research grants.

Tricia's research, teaching and clinical practice are all focussed on improving treatments for moderate-severe speech impairments in children and adults. In particular, she has spent much of the past 10 years working to improve treatments for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and this has resulted in the two Randomised Control Trials comparing different interventions in this population.

With a team of colleagues, research students, and volunteers she has developed the Rapid Syllable Transition Training intervention (ReST), a novel intervention which uses drill practice of non-words to improve the motor planning skills. This treatment has been shown to be effective in both face to face and telehealth service delivery. The Ian Potter Foundation has recently funded a free internet based training program for clinicians in ReST and this training will provide many more children with access to this innovative treatment.

Tricia is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice in speech pathology, service delivery innovations and professional voice user training. She is a member of the management committee of speechBITE. Tricia maintains a small private practice in Sydney providing second opinion assessments and treatment to children and adults with speech disorders. Tricia tweets as @tricmc on speech pathology topics and baking.


Keynote Speaker
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Dr Kevin YUEN Chi Pun

Keynote Title:
How to assess the best level of auditory processing skills in children and adolescents with comorbid central auditory processing disorder and developmental disabilities affecting language, learning and communication?

Speaker:
Dr Kevin YUEN Chi Pun
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education and Counselling
Faculty of Education and Human Development
The Education University of Hong Kong

Abstract:
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a disorder of the auditory nervous system beyond the auditory nerve level. CAPD exhibits as deficits in processing, i.e. discriminating and recognizing, auditory stimuli as evidenced by various behavioural and electrophysiological measures. There are individuals suffer from deficiencies in processing speech and/or non-speech sounds without any peripheral hearing loss or deficits in attention, memory, language, literacy and cognitive abilities. These individuals offered evidences that CAPD is indeed an independent clinical entity. In other individuals, however, similar auditory processing deficit profiles were presented comorbid with various kinds of disabilities such as middle ear diseases, brain disorders and injuries, psychiatric disorders, cognitive deficits, developmental disorders (autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders), and language learning disorders (specific language impairment, dyslexia). Do these disabilities cause the auditory processing deficits, or do they co-exist with CAPD in those individuals? In this session, we will explore methods to minimize the confounding effects of deficits in attention, memory and/ or language in order to assess the best level of auditory processing skills in children who have other comorbid disabilities.

Speaker Biography:
Dr YUEN is an Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling, Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He is also the Co-Director of the Integrated Centre for Wellbeing (I-WELL) of EdUHK. Dr YUEN was trained as a speech-language pathologist and an audiologist, and has practiced at the Hospital Authority, local universities, and private sectors before he started his academic career in EdUHK. His research interests include the development of reliable speech recognition tests in quiet and in noise to evaluate the auditory processing abilities of children and adults with hearing impairments, (central) auditory processing disorders, and language learning disorders including specific language impairments and reading and writing disorders (dyslexia).

Symposium Seminar

Topic: Childhood Apraxia of Speech from Diagnosis to Discharge

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is an uncommon speech disorder which persists well into adolescence with significant implications for both education and career outcomes. This Symposium Seminar will cover the most recent information on the theoretical basis, possible causes, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and problem solving for speech pathologists working with children and young people who have CAS.

Speaker: Dr Tricia McCabe

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Dr Tricia McCabe CPSP is Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney. Tricia has published more than 75 peer reviewed journal articles, supervised more than 20 research students, and has had $3.6 million in research grants.

Tricia's research, teaching and clinical practice are all focussed on improving treatments for moderate-severe speech impairments in children and adults. In particular, she has spent much of the past 10 years working to improve treatments for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and this has resulted in the two Randomised Control Trials comparing different interventions in this population.

With a team of colleagues, research students, and volunteers she has developed the Rapid Syllable Transition Training intervention (ReST), a novel intervention which uses drill practice of non-words to improve the motor planning skills. This treatment has been shown to be effective in both face to face and telehealth service delivery. The Ian Potter Foundation has recently funded a free internet based training program for clinicians in ReST and this training will provide many more children with access to this innovative treatment.

Tricia is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice in speech pathology, service delivery innovations and professional voice user training. She is a member of the management committee of speechBITE. Tricia maintains a small private practice in Sydney providing second opinion assessments and treatment to children and adults with speech disorders. Tricia tweets as @tricmc on speech pathology topics and baking.

Date & Venue

1 - 2 November 2018 (Thur & Fri)
09:00 - 17:00
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Program Rundown

1 Nov 2018 (Thu) - Assessment and diagnosis 2 Nov 2018 (Fri) - Treatment of CAS